There is something about Dryburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders, is it the walk towards the Abbey with the majestic trees in the park or just the serene and peaceful feeling one gets when walking over the grounds of the Abbey? Perhaps the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are not as majestic as the neighbouring Melrose Abbey or Jedburgh Abbey but Dryburgh is even more so a place where the medieval monks lived a contemplative life, perhaps it’s that atmosphere one feels when walking towards the Abbey. The ruins stand amidst a wooded seclusion beside the River Tweed. Dryburgh became the premier house in Scotland of the Premonstratensian order, which had been established at Prémontré, north-east France, in 1121, by St Norbert of Xanten. Dryburgh Abbey is also the burial place of Sir Walter Scott, Field-Marshal Earl Haig in the north transept, and the Earl of Buchan in the former sacristy. The video below shows some views of Dryburgh and most of all the ruins of the Abbey.